I love meeting new people, and my favorite part of orthodontics is the long-term relationships I form with my patients and their families.
I am an Illinois native and graduate of Carthage High School. I went on to attend Greenville College, in Greenville, Illinois and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. It was at SIU where I developed an interest in the specialty of orthodontics. I attended Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and earned my Master of Science in Orthodontics and a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2013.
I was trained in evidence-based decision-making and maintain great confidence knowing that all of my clinical decisions are backed by the highest quality of orthodontic research available. I believe this practice allows me to give patients the most effective treatment in the most efficient manner. My patients have a variety of treatment options available to them, such as metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, and more.
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- G.V. Black Dental Society
Outside the Office
I met my husband Zach at Greenville College, where we were members of the cross country and track teams. He is currently finishing his final semester of dental school at Southern Illinois University, and plans to practice general dentistry in the Springfield area. In my free time, I love the outdoors, running, spending time with my family, and playing with our two dogs, Cali and Kona. I am an avid traveler, enjoy cooking, and am actively involved in my home church.